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Address: Dorsoduro, Venice, Italy
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Life is a journey, travelling is living twice.” – Omar Khayyam – (Persian...

Life is a journey, travelling is living twice.” – Omar Khayyam – (Persian poet of XII century)I am a tour leader. I visited many countries… not to find myself, tot o learn how to live. And from you, and all of those I met during my journeys I learned something.This is the reason why I love my job. For me it represents an opportunity to meet men and women from different places and with different cultures.

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We learned of Nadia from our friends who had toured with her on an earlier visit. We spent 4.5 hours in San Marco walking and talking. She is an excellent guide and most... read more

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Santa Barbara, California
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Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We learned of Nadia from our friends who had toured with her on an earlier visit. We spent 4.5 hours in San Marco walking and talking. She is an excellent guide and most endearing. She made us feel like travelers, not tourists. Her knowledge of Venetian history, its architecture and the less-traveled streets and bridges, filled us, yet left us... More 

Thank Vincent N
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was the second time we have spent time with Nadia. Her enthusiasm for her home town is infectious. I am always intrigued by the curiosities and oddities of places and these tours serve them up in spadefuls. I know Venice fairly well and I no longer want to see the traditional tourist sites; I want to discover the other,... More 

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Elk, Washington
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nadia was amazing in showing me some of the behind the scenes things. Walk one road off the main street and you will be amazed at what you see. I highly recommend this trou

1 Thank Gabriele H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four of us had just 2 days in Venice on our own before embarking on a Med cruise. I found this company on Trip Advisor, and I am delighted that I did. Nadia, one of the warmest, friendliest, well informed guides I've encountered anywhere in the world, met us at our hotel, and then spent 3 hours (1 in a... More 

Thank Sally Decker S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is no better way to learn about Venice than to spend a day with Nadia exploring the city. She met us at our hotel, took us on a tour of the waterways, and then walked through the city hearing the interesting history. Nadia was very knowledgeable and was happy to share expertise with us. It was a fantastic day!... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour with Nadia was a wonderful experience. We met at our hotel and then meandered thru the streets of Venice before taking a private boat tour with Nadia and Claudio. We got to see parts of the city by boat that are not on the usual tours. You get a different perspective when you visit the small canals. She... More 

1 Thank lovestotravelHouston
Los Angeles
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky in getting Giorgia as our tour guide when we visited in May 2015. She was knowledgeable and friendly and explained lots of interesting things about Venice. I was so impressed with her that I recommended her to a friend who was traveling to Venice several months later. My friend has disabilities that make it difficult for her... More 

1 Thank PiscesLosAngeles
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of 5 friends, some of us visiting Venice for the first time, and all of us with an almost insatiable appetite for good food. From our hotel, Linda led us on an unforgettable visit of her city - part walking tour, part by motor boat (which was amazing) with a brunch stop at a Grand Canal-side palazzetto, cicchetti... More 

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Reviewed March 17, 2017

Nadia met my daughter and me at our hotel, explained the history of Venice in a concise and interesting way and then took us to fascinating destinations in the city on a walking tour. The experience gave us a new insight to a city we love. Afterward, we felt as though we were old friends.

1 Thank Mary J
New York City, New York
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Reviewed March 12, 2017

We had an amazing tour with Nadia. She met us at our hotel and made an instant connection - it felt like we were exploring the city with a local friend. She took us in buildings and down side streets we would never have explored on our own. She made us feel very comfortable exploring the city and getting off... More 

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Giudecca is a retreat for Venetians away from the crowds. Symbolically, six metal teeth represent Venice’s six sestieri (districts); the seventh, Guidecca, points away from the others – part of Dorsoduro, but separated by the Giudecca Canal. Giudecca evolved from a center of shipyards and factories to a quiet residential area with a sprinkling of restaurants and bars. The majestic harmonious Redentore church stands as thanks for delivering Venice from the plague, hosting an annual heartfelt festival.
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